Wall thickness on beam profile

  • Last Post 18 March 2020
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icmnow posted this 16 March 2020

Hi all,

Is it possible to create a wall thickness in a circular beam profile and have it be a ruler dimension. I tried the annotation dimensions and grouping it but it wouldn't drive the design and couldn't be used as a parameter. 

I'm trying to optimise torsional stiffness of a chassis with various tube sizes. I am using response surface optimisation. I was initially using the inner and outer radius as my parameters but that meant the lower limit of the outer tube could never be smaller than the largest inner radius. Which isn't the most effective way of analysing it. 

Any Ideas?

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peteroznewman posted this 17 March 2020

Create a new Profile and choose the Circular Tube section. It has two ruler dimensions.

icmnow posted this 18 March 2020

Ye that's the tool I was using. However I needed to dimension OD and wall thickness. It's ok though, I found a work around using a spread sheet.

peteroznewman posted this 18 March 2020

Okay, good. Please mark a reply with Is Solution (when logged in) to mark the discussion as Solved.